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Will your flight be affected by the Qatar crisis?

by Lauren McMah - news.com.au

 

EMIRATES and Etihad have assured Australian passengers that aside from Qatar routes, their usual flights will not be disrupted as a diplomatic rift sparks air travel chaos across the Gulf region.

Emirates, Etihad, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Egypt Air and other Gulf carriers have announced they will no longer fly in and out of Qatar after Saudi Arabia and six other Arab states cut air, sea and land links to the increasingly isolated nation.

In turn, Qatar…

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Register your travel information with DFAT

Register your travel information with DFAT. Providing DFAT with your trip itinerary and contact details will help them contact you or your family in the event of an emergency, such as a cyclone.

You can register here:

https://orao.dfat.gov.au/pages/userlogin.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fpages%2fsecured%2fdefault.aspxhttps://orao.dfat.gov.au/pages/userlogin.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fpages%2fsecured%2fdefault.aspx…

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Hilton Launches Revolutionary New Guest Room, Five Feet to Fitness™

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has unveiled Five Feet to Fitness, an in-room wellness concept that brings over eleven different fitness equipment and accessory options into the hotel room. The new room category makes it more convenient than ever for road warriors, exercise enthusiasts, and those who prefer to workout in private to maintain their routines while staying with Hilton. The rooms are part of Hilton's innovation efforts to modernize the hospitality fitness experience and make it…

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3 highlights from the beautiful continent of Africa
Join Nikki Diamond, Michelle Adler and Vera Schwartzbord as we explore the best locations on the African continent to visit.…

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Why should you hit the high seas on a cruise holiday?
Cruise holidays can be tailored to people of all ages. What are the other benefits of taking this type of adventure on the high seas?…

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Japan Airlines Launches New Melbourne to Tokyo Route from 2nd September 2017

“We are delighted to introduce a new service to Melbourne, our second destination in Australia,” said Yoshiharu Ueki, President of Japan Airlines. “Since 1969, JAL has been operating to Australia and contributing to the promotion of bilateral relations between Japan and Australia. This partnership has become even stronger since the EPA went into force, and so we are pleased to serve Melbourne and continue supporting both nations from every possible aspect including business…

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites that you need to visit

Although many are famous, there are hundreds of impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites that you've probably never heard of before. Here are our favourites.…

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FBI TRAVEL HAS WON the Luxury Travel Magazine's 2017 Gold List Awards

Winning the Gold List Awards in 2015, 2016 and once again in 2017 is a massive honour for our Directors and each and every employee. Thank you to our loyal and supportive clients that voted for us. You are the reason that we push ourselves to be the best Travel Agency that we can be, and you are one of the main reasons that we have won this award for three consecutive years, so thank you for making FBI Travel worthy of being the BEST LUXURY TRAVEL AGENCY in Australia.

We can't look past our…

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Air Canada announces third Australian port with launch

News release

Air Canada announces third Australian port with launch of seasonal Melbourne-Vancouver service

  • Only non-stop service between Melbourne and Canada
  • Air Canada's third non-stop route between Australia and Vancouver
  • Convenient connections across Air Canada's North American network


SYDNEY, May 4, 2017 - Air Canada is pleased to announce an expansion of its Australian network during the peak northern hemisphere winter period, with the addition of new non-stop Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner…

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Do you Bank with FFP?

Written by Mark Chaskiel

Seems like a strange question coming from the owner of a Travel Management Company (TMC). I've been very loyal to my main banker, but in recent years I have taken a huge interest in the Bank of FFP (Frequent Flyer Points).

Our task is to buy travel for our clients, sometimes this includes advising on loyalty programs.

In the early days of these programs this was easy. The reward of points was based on how much you flew. I even remember when the rules were so locked…

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Qantas Puts the New Kangaroo Route On Sale

Qantas has announced that customers can now book non-stop flights from Australia to Europe for the first time. The Perth-London (Heathrow) route went on sale on 27th April 2017.


Melbourne-Perth-London on the B787

Daily flights will begin on 24 March 2018 and form part of a new Melbourne-Perth-London return service, a new QF9/10. Customers from other Australian cities will also be able to connect to London via Perth.

Services will be operated by our new Boeing 787-Dreamliner, designed…

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Luxury Travel Magazine’s Destination Sweet Spot

“Travel is a one-way ticket to adventure, inspiration and delight, but it can also deliver unwanted surprises if you don’t do your research. Covering 11 popular destinations, this guide will help you find the ultimate time to travel.”
Luxury Travel Magazine, Published #69, Autumn 2017  

 

For most people, travel plans demand some thought to help the journey run as smoothly as possible. Yet considerations such as peak and off-peak seasons, weather conditions, school…

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